In order to be eligible for the next REF, the final peer-reviewed version of journal articles and conference papers (with an ISSN) must be deposited in an open access repository within three months of acceptance for publication. In Oxford this means that you need to use our ‘Act on Acceptance‘ service to upload your author-accepted manuscript to the Oxford Research Archive (ORA) within 3 months of publication. Those funded by UK Research Councils, Wellcome Trust or charities may also have additional open access obligations.
All this sound confusing? If so, not to worry, just come along to one of our Open Access Oxford briefing. Our briefings last 1 hour and are aimed at researchers and academics, research support staff, administrators and librarians. Key topics include:
- What is open access?
- Key open access terms – Gold Access, Green Access, APCs
- REF requirements and how to comply
- How to find out about research council or funder requirements
- How to find out what your publisher will allow
- Green route and how to deposit in the Oxford Research Archive using ‘Act on Acceptance’
- Gold route and how to claim for APCs
- New developments, including ORCID researcher IDs
- Where to get more help
Briefing take place monthly, with the next session on Our next session is on Tuesday 23 May 14.00-15.00 at the Manor Road Building. The session is free, but booking is required.